WEST Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has signed a pledge opposing the introduction of vaccine passports.

Ms Baldwin is among more than 70 MPs, as well as peers from the House of Lords,

to sign the pledge and joined privacy and human rights campaign groups in voicing their concerns about any form of immunity certificate showing protection against coronavirus.

Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, said: “It is wonderful to see such very high take-up of the vaccine in the UK.

"However there are still groups who simply can’t be vaccinated, including pregnant women, so I do not think vaccine passports are practical or fair."

The pledge comes after Labour leader Keir Starmer said on Thursday that vaccine passports would be “un-British” and against the “British instinct”, however the Prime Minister indicated there would "definitely" be a role for them after the pandemic.

Signatories of the pledge include former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as well as over 40 MPs from the Conservative Covid Recovery Group.

They have been supported by campaign groups Big Brother Watch, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), Liberty and Privacy International.

The pledge states: “We oppose the divisive and discriminatory use of Covid status certification to deny individuals access to general services, businesses or jobs.”

Speaking during a visit to Middlesbrough on Thursday, Boris Johnson said there would "definitely" be a role for such certificates, adding: "There’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports.

"You can see already that other countries, the aviation industry, are interested in this and there’s a logic to that."